Congratulations to Hawai'i's 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion – Keegan Passos
Unlikely circumstances seem likely to happen to Keegan, so he's often referred to as "the 1 percent." It began in utero, when doctors found two holes in his heart. He had three open-heart surgeries by age 3 and a pacemaker surgery at age 5 after complications during a tooth extraction.
Seizures began at age 7, and Keegan was also diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome, A.D.H.D. and an anxiety disorder. While under the constant observation and care of 10 different specialists, he never misses an opportunity to crack a joke or help other kids facing similar challenges.
The only long-term solution for Keegan is a heart and lung transplant. Knowing the journey for a cardiac patient isn't easy, he enjoys being a peer mentor to show kids they have plenty of support. His only complaint is there just aren't enough hours in the day, especially for the fun things in life like dancing and catching bugs with other Kapi`olani Kardiac Kids.
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Contact Kapiʻolani Childrenʼs Miracle Network
Director, Kapiʻolani Childrenʼs Miracle Network
Kapiʻolani Health Foundation